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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In New Zealand, Entelea arborescens, a shrub or small tree belonging to the linden family, having cymes of white, 4-petaled flowers and fruit in the form of a spinous capsule. Its wood, like that of the fau, Pariti tilaceum, in Samoa, is very light and is used by the natives for making floats for their fishing-nets. Also called corkwood. See New Zealand cork-tree.

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